Guendalina Salini | Pachamama Concrete | May 18th – June 24th



curated by Benedetta Carpi De Resmini 

May 18th – June 24th 2022 AlbumArte | Roma 

Project realized in collaboration with Latitudo Art Project

Opening Wednesday, May 18th 2022, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

visitable until June 24th, 2022 from Tuesday to Friday, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Special opening Saturday, May 21st (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm) for OPEN HOUSE ROME X edition

A new project that comes from the collaboration of AlbumArte with Latitudo Art Project: Pachamama Concrete by Roman artist Guendalina Salini. The exhibition, curated by Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, open until June 24th, 2022, will have an extraordinary opening on Saturday, May 21st (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm) for the X edition of OPEN HOUSE ROME.

The title Pachamama Concrete, is a play on words, a metaphor for a place. The word Pachamama, which in the archaic Inca culture means Mother Earth, is intended to emphasize the link with the original principle of creation, generous Goddess of fertility and agriculture, nourishing mother who gives life. The ancient goddess, Ceres, dear to the ancient Romans, symbol of fertility and regeneration is the pivotal element of this project, which originated in Corviale, a suburb of Rome, not far from the temple dedicated to her by the Arvali friars. Concrete, on the other hand, alludes to the residential complex, almost one kilometer long, built at the end of the 1970s by the architect Mario Fiorentino, who over the years has become a symbol of the failure of housing policies. Concrete is therefore the cement with which the building was constructed, but it also alludes to the concreteness and resilience of the women who live there. The project was born during a residency realized by the artist, within the European platform Magic Carpets, a platform co-financed by Creative Europe that unites fifteen European partners, whose leader is Kaunas Biennial and conceived by Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, who in 2021 started a long research in the western suburbs of the city.

Guendalina has listened to these places trying to go beyond the stereotyped image of the modern suburbs, but returning to a circular and mutual conception of time and space. The artist through the works on display wants to bring out the life of the so-called “Serpentone”. The exhibition is built around the voices of some of the inhabitants who have composed the track of the sound walk that physically goes through different points of the building

The audio can be listened to in the rooms and easily downloaded through a QRcode, becomes the fil rouge that runs under track along the exhibition route, without ever interfering with the same but that binds every single work, revealing the deep sense and reconstructing that natural bond with the place. Guendalina through sound installations, videos and drawings, leads us to question ourselves about our political, cultural and moral reality, exploring its limits.

All the works in the exhibition highlight a double contrasting aspect that refers to both the fragility and the strength of a place like Corviale.  Agile and surprising, infesting and mixing, untamed and nomadic, primitive and wild are some of the adjectives that the artist associates to the large drawings made in pen during the residency. In addition, an evocative video of the immanence and transcendence of the place will be presented, with original music by Federico Pascucci and performances by Giulia Anita Bari, Carla González, Ambra Chiara Michelangeli, Federico Pascucci, Marco Zenini.

All the works that the artist has created, some of them on the occasion of this exhibition, start precisely from the principle of circularity and sharing associated with the figure of Pachamama, transforming the much-discussed “Serpentone” into that sacred snake often associated with the Goddess in that it is capable of changing its skin and regenerating itself cyclically.

During the exhibition in program a talk and a live concert (date to be announced)

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Thanks for the wine tasting on the opening day